The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 843 917 928
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +11
Permanent jobs citing MOS 56 60 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.055% 0.057%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 50 45 62
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +37.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,100 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £66,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £33,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
- +21.81%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
25367 30060 31540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.32% 27.48% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 20569 24250 24401
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing MOS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK.

MOS Salary Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 within the UK.

MOS Salary Histogram in the UK

MOS
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +70 56 £37,500 -3.84% 5
London +51 34 £42,000 -1.17% 1
City of London +60 14 £45,000 +12.50%
North West +26 9 £37,500 -31.81% 1
Manchester +1 8 £37,500 - 1
South East +27 7 £33,500 +8.06% 2
Berkshire +9 4 £33,500 +24.07% 1
Maidenhead - 4 £33,500 -
East Midlands -2 3 £25,500 -23.88% 1
Surrey +31 2 £38,750 +10.71%
Northampton 0 2 - -
Northamptonshire -2 2 - -
East of England +9 1 £20,000 -
Hampshire +7 1 £29,350 -19.03% 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £45,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £25,500 -
South West - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £25,500 -
Chippenham - 1 - -
Kidderminster - 1 £45,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £20,000 -
Southampton - 1 £29,350 -
Uxbridge - 1 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £20,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £45,000 -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT jobs citing MOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MOS.

1 63 (63.64%) MS Office
2 50 (50.51%) ITIL
2 50 (50.51%) Windows
3 47 (47.47%) Microsoft
4 40 (40.40%) Windows 7
5 39 (39.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (36.36%) MS Excel
7 35 (35.35%) Law
8 27 (27.27%) Legal
9 26 (26.26%) MCSA
9 26 (26.26%) MCP
10 25 (25.25%) SLA
11 23 (23.23%) Active Directory
12 22 (22.22%) SCCM
13 19 (19.19%) VMware
14 18 (18.18%) Citrix
14 18 (18.18%) MCSE
15 17 (17.17%) Service Delivery
16 16 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (16.16%) Finance
16 16 (16.16%) iManage
17 15 (15.15%) LAN
18 14 (14.14%) Cisco
18 14 (14.14%) WAN
18 14 (14.14%) Windows 8
19 13 (13.13%) Windows Server 2008
19 13 (13.13%) MS PowerPoint
19 13 (13.13%) HP
20 12 (12.12%) Apple
20 12 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.08%) Skype for Business
3 6 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (6.06%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.01%) OpenROAD
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 63 (63.64%) MS Office
2 36 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 13 (13.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (6.06%) Acrobat
5 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.01%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Eikon
1 1 (1.01%) Summit
1 1 (1.01%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.04%) Office 365
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.01%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.01%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.01%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.15%) LAN
2 14 (14.14%) WAN
3 11 (11.11%) Internet
4 7 (7.07%) WebEx
5 6 (6.06%) Intranet
5 6 (6.06%) IP Telephony
5 6 (6.06%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.05%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (5.05%) Firewall
6 5 (5.05%) FWSM
6 5 (5.05%) VPN
7 4 (4.04%) DNS
7 4 (4.04%) VoIP
8 3 (3.03%) DHCP
9 2 (2.02%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.02%) Wireless
10 1 (1.01%) ADSL
10 1 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.01%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.01%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.01%) Ingres
3 1 (1.01%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (35.35%) Law
2 27 (27.27%) Legal
3 16 (16.16%) Finance
4 8 (8.08%) Retail
5 7 (7.07%) French Language
5 7 (7.07%) German Language
6 6 (6.06%) Publishing
7 5 (5.05%) Multimedia
7 5 (5.05%) Telecoms
8 4 (4.04%) Banking
9 3 (3.03%) Marketing
10 2 (2.02%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 45 (45.45%) Analyst
2 26 (26.26%) Service Analyst
2 26 (26.26%) Service Desk Analyst
3 23 (23.23%) Support Analyst
4 16 (16.16%) Trainer
5 15 (15.15%) IT Analyst
6 13 (13.13%) Help Desk Analyst
6 13 (13.13%) IT Support
7 11 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
8 10 (10.10%) Help Desk Support
9 9 (9.09%) Desktop Support
9 9 (9.09%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 9 (9.09%) IT Trainer
9 9 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
9 9 (9.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 9 (9.09%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 9 (9.09%) Team Leader
10 8 (8.08%) Project Manager
11 7 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (7.07%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.06%) ODBC
2 2 (2.02%) .NET
2 2 (2.02%) CSS
3 1 (1.01%) COM
3 1 (1.01%) Web Services
3 1 (1.01%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.09%) Smartphone
3 8 (8.08%) Blackberry
3 8 (8.08%) e-Learning
4 7 (7.07%) Client/Server
4 7 (7.07%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (6.06%) AS400
5 6 (6.06%) iPhone
5 6 (6.06%) Learning Management System
6 5 (5.05%) iPad
7 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
7 4 (4.04%) PDA
8 3 (3.03%) Virtual Team
9 2 (2.02%) Data Centre
9 2 (2.02%) Mathematics
9 2 (2.02%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.01%) Health Informatics
10 1 (1.01%) Informatics
10 1 (1.01%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 50 (50.51%) Windows
2 40 (40.40%) Windows 7
3 14 (14.14%) Windows 8
4 13 (13.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (12.12%) Windows Server
5 12 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (10.10%) Mac OS X
7 9 (9.09%) Windows 10
8 5 (5.05%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.03%) Android
9 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.03%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.01%) Linux
10 1 (1.01%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (50.51%) ITIL
2 17 (17.17%) Service Delivery
3 9 (9.09%) Service Desk Management
4 8 (8.08%) PRINCE2
5 7 (7.07%) Coaching
5 7 (7.07%) Matrix Organization
5 7 (7.07%) Operations Management
5 7 (7.07%) Project Management
6 6 (6.06%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.05%) Document Management
7 5 (5.05%) Service Management
7 5 (5.05%) Time Management
8 4 (4.04%) ITIL V3
8 4 (4.04%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (3.03%) Investment Management
9 3 (3.03%) ITSM
10 2 (2.02%) CRM
10 2 (2.02%) SDLC
11 1 (1.01%) DevOps
11 1 (1.01%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.08%) C
2 4 (4.04%) SQL
3 2 (2.02%) C#
3 2 (2.02%) Java
4 1 (1.01%) C++
4 1 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (39.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (26.26%) MCP
2 26 (26.26%) MCSA
3 18 (18.18%) MCSE
4 9 (9.09%) HND
5 8 (8.08%) Degree
5 8 (8.08%) MCTS
6 7 (7.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (7.07%) PMP
7 6 (6.06%) MCITP
8 5 (5.05%) CCNA
8 5 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (5.05%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (4.04%) MCDST
10 2 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.01%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.01%) CIPD
11 1 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (25.25%) SLA
2 3 (3.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (23.23%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 9 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (4.04%) Firmware
4 4 (4.04%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (3.03%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.01%) Samba
6 1 (1.01%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 22 (22.22%) SCCM
2 8 (8.08%) MOM
3 4 (4.04%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.04%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (4.04%) Nagios
3 4 (4.04%) NetBackup
3 4 (4.04%) SCOM
3 4 (4.04%) WSUS
4 3 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.01%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (47.47%) Microsoft
2 19 (19.19%) VMware
3 18 (18.18%) Citrix
4 16 (16.16%) iManage
5 14 (14.14%) Cisco
6 13 (13.13%) HP
7 12 (12.12%) Apple
8 9 (9.09%) Google
8 9 (9.09%) Oracle
9 8 (8.08%) CheckPoint
10 7 (7.07%) Adobe
11 6 (6.06%) Avaya
11 6 (6.06%) Juniper
11 6 (6.06%) Polycom
11 6 (6.06%) Sybase
12 5 (5.05%) BT
12 5 (5.05%) Extreme Networks
12 5 (5.05%) F5
12 5 (5.05%) Palo Alto
13 4 (4.04%) Wyse
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + generous package & bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago